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- n. A large gibbon, either of two primate species from the family Hylobatidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small black gibbon (Hylobates hoolock), found in the mountains of Assam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of Hylobates or gibbon, H. hoolock, inhabiting Assam in British India.
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Wildlife: A female hoolock gibbon named ‘Siloni’ who was found chained in a temple at Silonijan in Assam province in 2002 was purchased at Rs. 500 by the Director of Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary S. N.Buagohain and raised her in the precincts of his quarters for a year before being handed over to Kaziranga authorities for training her to live in the wild.
Primate species include the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) and Hoolock gibbon (Hylobates hoolock).
Down in a gully, peacock pheasants in a mating frenzy are kicking up a racket, and we spot a large, black, long-armed, tail-less primate — a hoolock gibbon — flinging itself 30 feet into the next treetop.
But all this was only childish prattle in comparison with the daily performances of the big white-handed, and the black hoolock gibbons, now and for several years past residing in our Primate
The DTR encompasses a variety of rare and endangered animals in abundance such as Rhesus macaque, leaf monkey, pigtail macaque, stumptail macaque, hoolock gibbon, Assamese macaque, slow lorris and giant squirrel.
For instance, the golden langur (Semnopithecus geei), hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus), and pygmy hog (Sus salvanius) are limited to the north bank of the river, whereas the hoolock gibbon (Hylobates hoolock) and stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) are limited to the south bank.
Mammal species of conservation significance in this ecoregion include the threatened and endangered Hoolock gibbon (Hylobates hoolock), tiger (Panthera tigris), clouded leopard (Pardofelis nebulosa), leopard (Panthera pardus), sun bear (Ursus malayanus), thamin (Cervus eldii), and gaur (Bos gaurus).